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  • 01:00

    How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant, With Elayne Whitfield

    in Marketing

    How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant so that they are an Investment, NOT an expense. 


    There comes a point in every business where you just cannot continue to go it alone. You have to get help.


    Working with a virtual assistant is fast becoming the most popular way to growing your business without the expenses that come with hiring actual employees.


    There are many questions that come up when an entrepreneur thinks about working with a virtual assistant (or VA for short).


    Master Virtual Assistant, Elayne Whitfield, shares her expertise gleamed from years in the industry and will help you determine how you can leverage a VA so they become an investment in your business…not an expense.

  • 01:01

    So You Are Ready to Become a Virtual Assistant. Now What?

    in Business

    Denise Griffitts interviews 'The Busy Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon' Tracey Osborne.


    In this program, we are talking about the virtual assistance industry, a subject near and dear to my heart as I am considered a virtual assistance industry expert. Today I am interviewing a friend and colleague who is also a leader and expert in online business management and project management with over 8 years experience in the industry. She is also CEO of Business Solutions Made Simple, a multi-VA firm made up of the best and brightest virtual assistants (VA) who specialize in assisting high achieving entrepreneurs.


    The Virtual Assistance industry is experiencing explosive growth, but the downside to that is that there are too many people struggling to find quality, clients. And as Tracey and I have discussed numerous times both privately and publicly, the problem often lies in the depth (or lack thereof) of business knowledge and actual training/education the new VA has acquired.


    We will talk about:



    What do you need to start a VA business?

    How do you price your services?

    Where do you get clients?

    What about subcontracting for other VA's?

    How can you "level up" your VA business?

    How do you manage your time, clients and projects?

    How can you compete with the "big dogs" in the VA industry?


    Please join us in the chat room to ask questions. And when the show has ended you will be able to listen to the episode on demand or in iTunes.

  • 00:11

    The Story Behind Virtual Team 360, A Subcontracting Concept - 001

    in Entrepreneur

    I have been listening to podcasts for a very long time. I started with Kelly McCausey, a podcast I believe was called work at home moms (WAHM). Then I listened to the podcast with Denise Griffitts, Your Partner in Success and followed Nicole Dean. At one point I even flirted with the idea of producing my own podcast but quickly dismissed the idea as too hard and then began the slow downward getting busy with subcontracting projects. My time was turning into profits.

    Fast forward a few years and once again I began flirting with the idea of creating my own podcast and began researching why virtual assistants and service providers weren't using a team to turn their own business into profits. In my research I found that there really isn't another podcast that addresses and educates about this topic. So, I contacted one of the original role models, Denise Griffitts and asked for some coaching. She agreed. That's how Virtual Team 360 podcast was born.

    Now that you know a little of the back story, In the first interview, I wanted to share with you why I think going forward with the podcast on the subcontracting concept will be an important tool for team members, virtual service providers and multi-VAs.
     

  • 00:30

    Social Media Subcontractors - Virtual Team 360 - 002

    in Entrepreneur

    Sue L Canfield is a Social Media Consultant and operates Chief Virtual Officer, a social media marketing business primarily for business authors. Sue has been working with social media since 2005. She blogs regularly about how to use social media and consults on best social media practices. She specializes in helping authors create and maintain their online presence. Currently she manages a team of four social media account managers and works with about a dozen clients. Sue is also a mother, enjoys reading, writing poetry, and Ireland. She lives in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with her husband and business partner, Joel.

  • 01:04

    Starting A Virtual Assistant Business with VA Expert Tawnya Sutherland

    in Social Networking

    Tawnya Sutherland is a Certified Internet Marketing Specialist and The Market Leader for Virtual Assistant Resources at VAnetworking.com


    Whether you are an aspiring Virtual Assistant, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, VA expert Tawnya Sutherland will provide gold nuggets for everyone. She will be sharing how, and why, she started her own small business as a virtual assistant; where she began to where she is now and how you can do it too! If you have the spirit and passion of an entrepreneur you will want to listen in.


    Here are just a few questions we will be asking Ms. Sutherland.


    1. What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
    2. Is working from home as fulfilling as it sounds?
    3. What advice would you give to a person just starting their VA practice?
    4. What skills or attributes would a person need to be a successful VA?
    5. How much of a market/need is there for Virtual Assistants?
    6. How much can you charge/earn for this kind of work?
    7. Where do VA’s find their clients?
    8. Why would I hire a VA instead of hiring a secretary to have in my office?
    9. Where would one train to become a VA?


    Grab your friends and collegues and tune in right here on December 2, 2015 at 5:30 PST/6:30 MST/7:30 CST/8:30 EST. You may simply listen in by visiting Administrative Services Direct web page or call in and join the discussion (773) 897-6398.  

  • 00:03

    Virtual Team 360, Time Into Profits Podcast

    in Entrepreneur

    All of us have our why in life and in business.  In this short episode I explain why this podcast was created.  How it will help you turn your virtual assistant virtual service business into profits using team players.

  • 00:30

    How to Become a Successful Business Entrepreneur with Little to No Money

    in Entrepreneur

    The inaugural episode of "The Bootstrap Businessmen" focuses on how the hosts, Dale L. Roberts and Kevin S. Allen, started and succeeded in their individual business ventures. Both men created different business models that required little to no money, proving you do not always need money to make money. They cover a bit of their backgrounds and what establishes them as authorities in starting a company with little financial support. 


     


    The primary things needed in a business startup is time, resilience, resourcefulness, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to accomplish anything. Furthermore, when you do not have a boss to answer to, or a time clock to punch, being a bootstrap entrepreneur affords you more freedoms than the average blue collar worker. 


     


    Tune into the first episode to learn more about Dale L. Roberts' and Kevin S. Allen's experience. Moreover, leave with a better sense that if two schmucks from Attica, Ohio, can make it, so can you!

  • Klarque Garrison of "Survive 365"

    in Books

    Mr. 365, D. Klarque Garrison, host of the blog, Survive 365, and the blog talk radio show, Survive 365: The Conversation of Survive 365 discusses his book, How to Survive the Next 365 | Your Lifeline to a Better Life.

  • 00:30

    How to become a Dog Trainer

    in Pets

    On this show I will be discussing some tips on how to become a dog trainer.

  • 00:16

    How to Become a Fat-Burning Machine!

    in Women

    Nearly 35% of Americans have been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome. This means that your body is predisposed to store fat, therefore making it even more difficult to lose—or even maintain—your weight.


    If you’d like to lose those extra pounds once and for all, be sure to join us as analytics expert, Mike Berland, shares the real keys to permanent weight loss and how you can turn your own body into a “Fat-Burning Machine!”

  • 00:30

    How Did Us Being Sick With Something Become Our New Normal?

    in Motivation

    How is it that younger and younger we are getting new illnesses, old illness, lifelong illness, acute attacks of something...what is happening to us and why is it going on? Let's talk about the cycle of food/medication that is affecting us all and why we need to pay attention and what it means to our lives. What can we do today, to start building a bridge between us and control of our health? Tune in and Join in on the conversation tomorrow morning at 5:30 AM, PST!